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Nestle’s Marie Chantal Messier goes to Switzerland; Patricia Ekaba picks up the baton

Marie Chantal Messier, Head of Corporate Communication & Public Affairs/ Nutrition, Health & Wellness / Consumer Engagement, Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd, has been elevated. From March 1, 2021, she will be taking up a new role as Global Head of Food and Industry Affairs at Nestlé’s Headquarters in …

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Onyeama, Embassy reveal how Zulum saved Nigerian medical student in Egypt

Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama alongside Charge d’Affaires, of the Nigerian Embassy in Cairo, Mr Bashir Ibrahim Ma’Aji, have revealed how Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum saved the education of a Nigerian female medical student from Bauchi State, by offsetting her unpaid fees with 8,000 US dollars. Zulum …

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Minawao Refugees: With Zulum’s visit, tripartite commission fixes February 27 for Nigerians’ repatriation 

Following a two-day visit to Cameroon by Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, a tripartite commission meeting held on Wednesday night, has fixed February 27th, and March 7th, 2021 to commence the voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees towards resettlement in Borno State. About 46,000 Nigerians, mostly from Borno, have been …

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Refugees: Zulum, Humanitarian Affairs officials in Cameroon for repatriation of 9,800

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum alongside officials of Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has arrived Marwa in the republic of Cameroon, towards the voluntary repatriation of 9,800 Nigerians of Borno origin, who are among 46,000 Nigerians taking refuge in Minawao camp in Cameroon. The …

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President Buhari directs conclusion of financing for West-East coastal rail line; Flags off Kano-Maradi  

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja directed the Ministries of Transportation and Finance to conclude financial arrangements with appropriate co-financiers that will partner with the Federal Government f0r construction of West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar, linking some major cities in South East and South South. Speaking at …

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ECOWAS Court to give judgment in SERAP’s case on killings by herdsmen, others

  The ECOWAS Court of Justice, Abuja has, Friday, heard arguments in the case brought by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the Federal Government seeking “justice and accountability for the authorities’ failure to prevent, account for and investigate killings, raping, maiming of Nigerians and other residents, and destruction of …

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Troops eliminate B’Haram Commanders in fresh ambush as confusion reigns in ISWAP Camp

In a renewed counter-insurgency operation, Nigerian troops in collaboration with the Multi-Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) have eliminated top Boko Haram Commanders Friday in strategic ambushes. A military intelligence source told PRNigeria that troops eliminated two terrorists’ Commanders Alai Bor and Maleum Modu and other Boko Haram fighters at different locations in …

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African Union: No reparations for ex-Chad President’s victims; 4 years after Hissène Habré’s conviction, AU fails to put in place Victims’ Fund

The African Union, AU, has yet to set up a Trust Fund to compensate victims of the former Chadian president, Hissène Habré, four years after his historic conviction in Senegal, a coalition of international and regional human rights organizations said Tuesday. On May 30, 2016, Habré was convicted of crimes …

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Your neighbour’s survival is also your own, President Buhari tells visiting Benin Republic President  

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday reiterated the importance of good neighbourliness, saying the survival of your neighbour is also your own survival, and vice-versa. The President spoke at State House, Abuja, while playing host to President Patrice Talon of Republic of Benin, who was on an official visit, a statement by …

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We remain fully committed to promotion of good governance practice in Africa says Buhari as Nigeria undergoes 2nd peer review process

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja restated the commitment of the Nigerian government to the enthronement of democracy and good governance on the African continent. Speaking at the Virtual Support Mission and Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Committee of Heads of State and Government participating in …

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AfDB targets $10bn for Africa’s renewable energy; Dumps coal energy projects

Adeze Ojukwu Africa Development Bank(ADB) has announced plans to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years. ADB President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said the ‘bank will no longer finance coal projects, but has prioritized renewables, as the mainstay of its …

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Uganda elections: Police beat, detain journalists covering opposition candidates

Nairobi, January 7, 2021 – Ugandan security forces should stop harassing and attacking journalists, and should ensure that the press can freely cover the country’s upcoming elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, said Thursday. Since December 11, security officers have assaulted at least 10 journalists covering opposition events ahead …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation unveils Entrepreneurship programme for African men, women

By Lydia Ngwakwe Lagos, Jan. 1, 2021 The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), on Friday in Lagos unveiled the TEF Entrepreneurship programme for 2021, to empower women and men across the African continent. The Chief Executive Officer of TEF, Mrs Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, disclosed this during an Online news briefing with Journalists …

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